By Samson Echenim
Port economic regulator, the Nigeria Shippers’ Council has called on Nigerian businessmen and investors to take advantage of its initiated container inland ports and truck transit parks as viable investment options.
A top official of the council from the regulatory services department, J. E Sarumi told a forum of marine stakeholders and financial institutions operators that inland container depots and truck transit parks are areas investors could now take advantage of in the shipping and logistics subsector, as they provide critical infrastructure and services in the import and export logistics chain.
Sarumi spoke at a maritime finance fair organised by Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria, AMJON, themed: “Banks/Private Sector Participation as a Panacea for Dearth of Investments in the Maritime Industry.”
“There are four areas of concern for regulation, but the area of economy, is for Shippers Council, which involves setting and controlling tariffs, controlling market entry exit and ensuring fair competition,” he said.
According to him, the council has since it’s declaration as the economic regulator been seeking ways to create opportunities for investment in the shipping logistics chain and to make trading easy and seamless, noting that anybody taking advantage of investment opportunities in maritime will surely be interfacing with the Nigeria Shippers’s Council.
Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre, says Kachikwu
'Banks to begin offsetting loan defaults with deposit in other banks'
Transcorp targets contributing a quarter of Nigeria’s grid power by 2027
Nigeria’s trade balance at N4.9trn rises above 2017 figures
President deviates from “lean government” promise as cabinet increases by 22.22%
N27,000 National Minimum Wage Bill passes second reading in Nigerian Senate
RMAFC inaugurates panels on new revenue formula
Nigeria's NBS links 14% Q4 2016 unemployment rate to rising labour population
Nigeria targets a $15 per barrel oil production, to stop gas flaring by 2020
Nigeria ranked 2nd largest electricity access deficit in world as 80m homes live without power